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					Environmental Education
 and the Social Studies


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What is Environmental
     Education?
          NAAEE Definition of
         Environmental Education:


n   “A process which promotes the
    analysis and understanding of
    environmental issues as the basis
    for effective education, problem-
    solving, policy-making, and
    management.”
             US EPA Definition of
           Environmental Education

n   Increases public awareness and
    knowledge about environmental issues
n   Provides the skills needed to make
    informed and responsible decisions
n   Teaches individuals how to weigh
    various sides of an environmental issue
n   Does not advocate a particular
    viewpoint or course of action
How Is Environmental Education
Relevant to Social Studies?
n   Offers opportunities for study under each of
    the ten themes of social studies education
    identified by the National Council for the
    Social Studies (NCSS)
n   Because the environment affects everything,
    the study of it spans all disciplines
n   Environmental Education is an excellent
    integration tool that can help students explore
    historical, economic, political, geographic, and
    scientific aspects of environmental topics
  Ten Themes of Social
Studies Education (NCSS)
n   Culture and Cultural Diversity
n   Time, Continuity, and Change
n   People, Places, and Environments
n   Individual Development and
    Identity
n   Individuals, Groups, and
    Institutions
The Ten Themes of Social
Studies Education (cont’d)
n   Power, Authority, and Governance
n   Production, Distribution, and
    Consumption
n   Science, Technology, and Society
n   Global Connections
n   Civic Ideas and Practices
                  Social Studies
                      Academic
              Content Standards
n   History
n   People in Societies
n   Geography
n   Economics
n   Government
n   Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
n   Social Studies Skills and Methods
 Sample Lessons and
  Activities using the
Environment in Social
        Studies:
         History
     “In the Good Old Days”
      Project Learning Tree
n   How American attitudes toward
    the environment have changed
    over generations
n   Students study the writings of
    men and women who have shaped
    the way people think about the
    environment
          “Wildlife in Ohio History”
                   Timeline
n   1770-2000 map
    of Ohio changing
    as forest cover is
    removed and
    replanted, species
    extirpated or
    introduced
    “Wildlife in Ohio History” Timeline

n   Developed by Ohio
    Division of Wildlife.
    See also Life History
    notes on various
    species at
    www.wildohio.com
n   Classroom
    presentation
    available from          Poster on Ohio’s
    outdoor.education@      Wildlife History Now
    dnr.state.oh.us         Available!!
    “History of Wildlife Management”
               Project WILD
n   Define wildlife
    management
n   Describe major
    trends in wildlife
    management
    philosophies and
    practices
             “Good Oak”
       Leopold Education Project
n   Relate a tree’s annual growth
    rings to environmental conditions
    and historical events at
    the time of their growth.
n   www.lep.org
 Sample Lessons and
  Activities using the
Environment in Social
        Studies:
  People in Societies
“The Native Way”
Project Learning Tree

n   Traditional Native American
    cultures, lifestyles and their use of
    natural resources and the land
n   Compare to contemporary
    attitudes and lifestyles
n   Compare fictional and actual
    version of Chief Seattle’s words
    “Wildlife in National Symbols”
             Project WILD

n   Identify wildlife
    used in national
    symbols
n   Hypothesize
    reasons wildlife
    are used in
    national symbols
              “Prairie Memoirs”
                Project WILD
n   Interpret different
    cultural viewpoints
n   Describe how wildlife
    and habitat affect
    cultures & societies
n   Evaluate cultural
    factors leading to
    endangerment of
    species
 Sample Lessons and
  Activities using the
Environment in Social
        Studies:
      Geography
Geography
using migratory
birds and butterflies

n   Journey North
    www.learner.org/jnorth/current.html
n   Monarch Watch
    www.monarchwatch.org
n   “Back from the Argentine” Leopold
    Education Project, www.lep.org
Using Phenology to Teach
Geography and Economics
n   GLOBE program: How spring moves up
    the country using temperature
    changes, www.globe.gov
n   How Ohio farmers and horticulturists
    track growing degree days (GDD): Link
    to Ohio State University-Ohio
    Agricultural Research and Development
    Center www.oardc.ohio-
    state.edu/centernet/stations/cohome.h
    tm
              “How Well Do You Know
                 the Great Lakes?”
                     ES-EAGLS
n   Develop a perception of
    the differences between
    the Great Lakes in:
    n   Water volumes
    n   Length of shoreline
    n   Human population
        distribution
    n   Amount of fish
        harvested
             “There is No Point
              to This Pollution”
       Healthy Water, Healthy People

n   Students analyze data and
    interpret a topographic
    map, to solve a mystery
    about which possible
    sources might be causing     the
    pollution of a lake.
      “Life and Death Situation”
    Healthy Water, Healthy People
Study the diversity
and global locations
of waterborne
diseases and the
role of epidemiology
in disease control

Students search for
others who have
been “infected” with
the same
waterborne illness
as they have.
 Sample Lessons and
  Activities using the
Environment in Social
        Studies:
      Economics
    “Cookie Mining”


n   Introduction to economics of mining.
    Students buy property, purchase
    mining equipment, pay for mining
    operations, pay for mine land
    reclamation, and receive money for the
    “ore” (chocolate chips) mined.
n   www.womeninmining.org/cookie1.htm
    “Energy Trade-offs”
University of Northern Iowa

n   Global
    Connections
    theme
n   Focus on world
    trade with
    emphasis on
    energy resources
    “What is the Most Economical
      Form of Transportation?”
              ES-EAGLS
n   Production,
    Distribution, and
    Consumption
    theme
n   Compare various
    forms of
    transportation in
    terms of their
    cost and speed
       “Resource Depletion”
       www.womeninmining.org

n   Elementary students
    learn how some
    natural resources are
    nonrenewable, and
    how conservation
    methods can extend
    our nonrenewable
    resources.
    “Weighing the Options: A Look at
               Tradeoffs”
         Project Learning Tree

n    Cost-Benefit
     Analysis of
     protecting
     endangered species
n    Ethical
     considerations
 Sample Lessons and
  Activities using the
Environment in Social
        Studies:
     Government
     “The Law: Before and After”
Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife
 Students analyze
 the social,
 political, and
 economic
 influences that
 led to enactment
 of the
 Endangered
 Species Act
       “Presidential Prerogatives”
 Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife

Students explore the
role of the President in
creating and
implementing
environmental policy
to protect wildlife,
comparing President
Theodore Roosevelt to
the current
administration
    “Testing the Law: TVA v. Hill”
Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife


Students analyze
the history of the
Supreme Court
snail darter case
to explore the
role of the
judiciary.
“Water Court”
Project WET
n   Students participate                       in
    a mock court to settle             water
    quality and quantity        disputes.
n   Demonstrates how disputes
    can be settled through
    mediation or litigation.
n   Evaluate arguments
    presented by opposing
    sides
n   (Middle and high school)
“Setting the Standards”
Healthy Water, Healthy People
n   Students simulate the process used by
    the US Environmental Protection
    Agency to determine drinking water
    standards
n   Includes a risk assessment, exposure
    assessment, dose-response
    assessment, and risk characterization
n   (Middle and High School)
         “Planning for People and
                 Wildlife”
              Project WILD
n   Describe issues in
    land-use planning
    for cities
n   Identify how
    negative effects on
    wildlife can be
    reduced
n   Describe actions
    that can be taken
    Beyond Brockovich

n   Case studies of drinking water contamination
    show different standards of proof in science,
    criminal law, and civil law
n   What happens when science can’t give a
    definitive answer and the legal system must
    resolve a case about a cancer cluster
n   Request teaching resource list from Ohio EPA
    Office of Environmental Education
      Sea Turtles International
        Aquatic Project WILD
n   Different countries’
    philosophies on
    wildlife ownership
    and habitat
    management
n   International
    agreements and
    organizations that
    manage species that
    cross international
    borders
       When a Whale Is Right
        Aquatic Project WILD
n   Status of whales
n   International
    alliances that
    affect wildlife
n   How wildlife can
    affect
    relationships
    between and
    among nations
“There Ought To Be A Law!”

n   Ohio State Bar Association annual
    essay contest for grades 7-12
n   Essays might cover topics such as the
    need for a law to regulate the adverse
    impact of some technology on the
    environment, or the depletion of
    natural resources
n   www.ohiobar.org/pub/?articleid=112
 Sample Lessons and
  Activities using the
Environment in Social
        Studies:
  Citizen Rights and
   Responsibilities
      “What’s Their Difference?”
Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife

                 n   Students analyze
                     differences in
                     wildlife and
                     environmental
                     policy between
                     and within the
                     major political
                     parties in the
                     United States.
     “Is There a Feather in My Cap?”
  Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife


Students investigate
the origins, history,
current policies,
membership data,
and sources of
support for several
environmental
organizations.
           “Legal Eagles”
Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife
Students
investigate local
laws and zoning
regulations that
may apply to
their service
project in the
community.
         Citizen Rights and
          Responsibilities
n   “Environmental Heroes and Heroines”
    instructional unit in earth values and
    ethics from EE Association of Illinois
n   Contrasts seven different
    environmental ethics, including
    Leopold’s Land Ethic, Deep Ecology,
    Eco-Feminism, Animal Welfare, and
    Wise Use
n   Investigate views of people like
    Audubon, Thoreau, Rachel Carson,
    Chief Seattle, Lois Gibbs, Diane Fossey
       “Water Bill of Rights”
             Project WET
n   Students create a document to
    guarantee the right to clean and
    sustainable water resources
n   (Middle and High
    School)
                “Smoky Gold”
              Leopold Education
                  Project
n   Students read about a hunting
    experience Leopold had with his dog,
    compare and contrast tamarack with
    coniferous and deciduous trees, and
    debate the issue of hunting
n   Compare Leopold’s Land Ethic to other
    environmental ethics
      “Water’s Going On?”
      Aquatic Project WILD
n   Record and
    interpret daily
    water
    consumption
n   Recommend
    how to conserve
    water
       “Control of Purple Loosestrife”
    Earth Systems Education – Ohio Sea
                    Grant
n    Individuals,
     Groups, and
     Institutions theme
n    Introduce students
     to invasive species
     and their impacts
n    Use PrOACT model
     of decision making
     to evaluate purple
     loosestrife control
     methods
  Sample Lessons and
   Activities using the
 Environment in Social
         Studies:
Social Studies Skills and
         Methods
       “A Snapshot in Time”
    Healthy Water, Healthy People
n   Students use topographic
    maps to explore the
    concept of watershed
n   Students evaluate water
    quality data sets collected
    at one place versus a
    series collected over time
n   Students graph watershed
    data, and analyze trends in
    water quality
               n   Investigate the
Watered-Down       history of a
   History         chosen waterway
                   through research
   Aquatic         methods, a taped
Project WILD       personal
                   interview, and
                   public records
               n   Analyze cause-
                   and-effect
                   relationships
                   between events
                   affecting the
                   waterway
Meeting Ohio Academic
 Content Standards in
Technology Education
   along with Social
       Studies
 “A Tangled Web: Conducting
      Internet Research”
Healthy Water, Healthy People
n   Students practice
    using the Internet
    and evaluating Web
    sites in order to             gather
    local             information about
    water quality.
      “Net Gain, Net Effect”
       Aquatic Project WILD
n   Students conduct
    a simulation to
    explore the
    evolution of
    fishing and the
    effects of
    changing
    technology on
    fish populations
For More Information and Ideas




http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/water/educate/default/tabid/3479/Default.aspx
For More Information and Ideas

n   Healthy Water, Healthy
    People Water Quality
    Educators Guide
    www.healthywater.org
n   Order at a discount from Ohio EPA
    Office of Environmental Education
    www.epa.state.oh.us/oeef/
For More Information and Ideas
n   Project WILD K-12
    Curriculum & Activity
    Guide
n   Aquatic Project WILD K-
    12 Curriculum & Activity
    Guide
n   www.wildohio.com
    Click on Wild Resources,
    click on Educator
    Resources or email:
    outdoor.education@dnr.
    state.oh.us
     For More Information and Ideas
 Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife

Jen Dennison
Wildlife Education
Coordinator
ODNR Division of
Wildlife
2045 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229
1-800-WILDLIFE
614-265-6316
outdoor.education@dnr
.state.oh.us
For More Information and Ideas




n   www.plt.org and
    www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/education/pltworkshops/ta
    bid/5119/Default.aspx
For More Information and Ideas




         n   www.lep.org
For More Information and Ideas

n   Earth Systems Education Activities for
    Great Lakes Schools (Ohio Sea Grant)
n   The Ohio State University Earth Systems
    Education (http://earthsys.ag.ohio-
    state.edu/decision)
n   University of Northern Iowa Energy
    Education Curriculum Project
    (http://www.earth.uni.edu/EECP/)
For More Information and Ideas
n   Environmental Education
    Council of Ohio         www.eeco
    -online.org
n   Office of Environmental
    Education
    www.epa.state.oh.us/oeef
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